Apr. 23rd, 2009

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I am not sure if this has hit the national news but there is a major fire in Myrtle Beach, SC. It has burned at least 7000 acres and they are reporting 40 homes. Hundreds of residents have been evacuated.

You can read reports and see images here: http://www.carolinalive.com/

For those who have been here on the annual B/A Vacation this is starting to reach the Barefoot Landing Area. I live about a 45 minute drive from the affected area but there was a couple of pieces of ash in my front yard this morning. Not sure if it blew from there or if it was more local source. Just was creepy.

Please keep the families affected in your thoughts and/or prayers.

There was actually two fires last night but the uninhabited nature preserve of Sandy Island one has been contained.


ETA: The SC Forestry has now increased the number of acres burned to 15,000 and the SC Governor has declared a state of emergency. News reports are saying the total homes lost is now up to 80.


Update at 11AM:

Updated information:

· 15,000 acres have been consumed

· 40 homes have been destroyed

· 100 homes have been damaged

· 2,500 citizens have been evacuated

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